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Refurb Drives

Discussion in 'TiVo Upgrade Center' started by jilter, Aug 28, 2012.

  1. jilter

    jilter Happy to be here.

    Oct 4, 2002
    Oh wise and wonderful TCF:
    what is your opinion on using a refurbished drive?
    The drives specified for upgrades are getting more and more difficult to find.
  2. sbourgeo

    sbourgeo Hepcat Daddio

    Nov 10, 2000
    New England
    It kind of depends on how lucky you feel. :D I've had a warranty replacement refurb Maxtor 120 GB hard disk in one of my TiVos for many years now and it has been working well despite having a few bad sectors accumulate over time. I also had a client that would buy refurb drives for an ancient server and many arrived DOA. That being said, there have been a bunch of cheap refurbs on newegg over the past few months that I would consider giving a shot because they were so cheap.
  3. mr.unnatural

    mr.unnatural Active Member

    Feb 2, 2006
    1saleaday.com has a flash deal today for all kinds of refurb drives for both PCs and laptops. Personally, I prefer new drives to refurbs simply because the price differential is worth the full warranty. A refurb drive typically has only a 30-90 day warranty whereas a new drive can be three years or longer.

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